Susana Balbo Wines Receives Scores of 95+ for 11 wines in Descorchados 2018 Guide

Nov. 8, 2017 |

Susana Balbo Wines achieved outstanding results in the latest annual guide from Descorchados, one of South America’s most important wine authorities. Patricio Tapia awarded 11 of our wines 95+ points in his most recent tasting, with results to be published in the 2018 edition of Descorchados.

Wine Spectator honors Susana in USA Mother's Day.

May 5, 2015 |

Working mothers everywhere are all too familiar with the difficulties of balancing professional life with family life. Mothers in the wine industry face their own particular challenges, such as grape harvests that refuse to observe children’s bedtimes and frequent travel for sales trips. For Susana Balbo, who founded Argentina’s Dominio del Plata in Mendoza, the trying years of winemaking-plus-childrearing has paid off with what they say is the ultimate gift: her children have joined the family business. In honor of Mother’s Day, which falls on May 10 this year, we spoke with Susana and her two children, Ana and José, about their experiences.

Tim Dwight: The meteoric rise of malbec

Feb. 26, 2015 |

Last week’s column touched on the continued success of malbec in the world wine markets and offered a bit of a challenge concerning pricing. Despite its growing popularity with American consumers, this Argentinean import faces some of the same obstacles that derailed the meteoric rise of Australian shiraz back in the ’90s. As consumer demand for shiraz rose, so did the efforts of cheap bulk producers rushing in to fill the void.

From Argentina, with love

Feb. 26, 2015 |

I have a tendency to go on varietal kicks. I’ll have a bottle of something and fall in love with it. And I’ll want to drink nothing but that variety for a while. I admit, I’m currently in a pinot kick. A few years ago I was in malbec kick.